Skip to main content

Spectrum: Autism Research News



Presentations by leading experts on their latest research.

Upcoming Webinars

A black and white photo of Zachary J. Williams

Zachary J. Williams

28 October 2021

Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Zachary J. Williams, a medical and doctoral student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, who will speak about measuring alexithymia in autistic people and the importance of developing and validating measures for specific populations.


Past Webinars

August 2021
Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele headshot

Webinar: Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele on the state of autism drug development

28 September 2021

On 28 September, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, spoke about goals for developing new drugs for autism — and the barriers researchers may encounter.

July 2021
Portrait of Laurent Mottron

Webinar: Laurent Mottron on the need for radical change in autism research

31 August 2021

On 31 August 2021, Laurent Mottron, professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal in Canada, discussed his June 2021 commentary in Autism Research.

Ariel Lyons-Warren

Webinar: Ariel Lyons-Warren on olfactory challenges in autism

19 July 2021

On 19 July, Ariel Lyons-Warren, instructor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, spoke about olfactory deficits in neurodevelopmental conditions. Watch the replay.

June 2021
Portrait of Kate MacDuffie

Webinar: Kate MacDuffie on the ethics of predicting autism in infancy

30 June 2021

On 30 June, Kate MacDuffie, bioethics fellow at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Washington, spoke about the benefits, risks and ethics of predictive testing of autism.

May 2021
Shafali Jeste and Nicole McDonald portraits

Webinar replay: Shafali Jeste and Nicole McDonald on going beyond baby siblings in autism research

26 May 2021

Watch the replay of the Shafali Jeste and Nicole McDonald webinar, who discussed expanding the definition of ‘high-risk infants’ in autism research.

April 2021
Stephen Kanne and Gaia Novarino

Webinar: Stephen Kanne and Gaia Novarino on autism research and clinical practice, one year since COVID-19

26 April 2021

On 26 May, Stephen Kanne and Gaia Novarino spoke about autism research and clinical practice one year since the pandemic began.

January 2021
Portrait of André Fenton.

Webinar: André Fenton on rethinking dysfunction in fragile X model mice

10 February 2021

On 10 February, André Fenton spoke about rethinking dysfunction in fragile X model mice.

December 2020
Emily Jones

Webinar: Emily Jones on autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

27 January 2021

On 27 January, Emily Jones spoke about insights from prospective longitudinal studies of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

November 2020
Donna Werling portrait

Webinar: Donna Werling on gene-expression differences in the brains of autistic people

18 November 2020

On 18 November, Donna Werling spoke about gene-expression patterns in the brains of autistic people, with an emphasis on neurobiology and sex differences.


Browse Articles by Topic

Click on the arrows or swipe to view topics.
  • Genes


  • The Brain

    The Brain

  • Diagnosis


  • Signs and Symptoms

    Signs & Symptoms

  • Treatments


  • Environment


  • Science and Society

    Science & Society